Harry Potter is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three

Harry Potter fans will be getting a special birthday treat in the summer with the first Potter publication in eight years.

Wednesday, 10th February 2016, 3:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 6:51 am
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Author JK Rowling decided to write about what happened to Harry after he left Hogwarts - though some fans were disappointed that these writings would only transfer onto the stage rather than another novel.

But it has been announced that the script of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, parts I and II, will be published as a book this summer.

It will be available to fans at midnight on July 31: Harry Potter’s birthday.

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Though not a novel, it will be great news for those who haven’t managed to get hold of tickets to the sold out, two-part production of the play, which opens on July 30.

The script is co-written by Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is being dubbed as ‘the eighth story’.

A description reads: “It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

“While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.”

A statement from the publishers said that she won’t be doing any publicity or signings following the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.